Recognized Gold Standard Hotels that’s Certified in Placencia

by McNab Editorial Team

During the downtime of Belize postponing its previous August 15 airport reopening date, hotels continue to work towards Gold Standard Recognition by the Belize Tourism Board. Announced August 28, Belize will reopen its international airport for leisurely travel on October 1, 2020, for Phase 3 of its Travel Reopening Plan. As Belize plans to welcome back travelers as of Phase 3 of its Reopening Travel Plan, the BTB has created a “Tourism Gold Standard” Recognition program to enhance hotels for the safety of travelers.

All those visiting Belize must stay with a certified Gold Standard property!

Looking to spend your vacation in the beautiful coastal village of Placencia or on a private island in the South, here are the  properties you can choose from:

Gold Standard Approved Hotels in the Placencia

The Ellysian Boutique Hotel

“Where modern chic meets local charm.” In the heart of Placencia Village lies The Ellysian, a boutique, and luxury beachfront hotel. Enjoy the serenity and the splendors of a modern stay. With picturesque beachfront ocean views, the chic 13-room hotel celebrates the feminine spirit and offers the mesmerizing calmness surrounded by unfettered elegance. A stay here evokes peace, luxury, life-altering experiences, and heavenly dreams.  Check out there special offer: 50% off all room rates at The Ellysian Boutique Hotel for stays from now until 20 December 2020.

Sirenian Bay Resort and Villas

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This intimate beachfront resort is nestled on the golden sands of Seine Bight Village, just outside Placencia.  Every element of the resort showcases a commitment to comfort, adventure, and relaxation. There is a spa, miniature golf course, and pool, among many other amenities. Alongside this, the property sits beachside and offers views of the Caribbean Sea. Guests can choose between villas, bungalows, or a private apartment. Options such as personal chef service, private butlers, complimentary ground transportation, and other amenities ensure that from beginning to end, your vacation will be hassle-free.

Turtle Inn – Placencia 

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Luxury and unspoiled beauty on a white-sandy beach are what you can find at! Turtle Inn houses a number of cottages, villas, and pavilions for you to choose from. Besides, the seafront villa is the most popular as it is just a couple of steps away from the beach. Besides, accommodations are naturally cooled with the sea breeze. Inside, Balinese style decor gives each stay at Turtle Inn such an exotic, relaxing feel right on the Placencia Peninsula!

The Placencia Hotel & Residencies

Photo Courtesy: The Placencia

The Placencia Resort is situated on the beautiful Maya Beach, making it perfectly poised as a PADI 5-Star Dive Resort for both jungle and offshore adventures. And after a day of exploring the stunning Belize Barrier Reef, Maya Mountains or simply pool-side lounging, live in luxury with one, two, or three-bedroom accommodations. Take advantage of their current special. They are now offering a special to inspire future travels with something to look forward to. They have introduced their “Something To Look Forward To Package”! Vacation options are endless with room specials available across seven of their stunning properties. Choose from either a 3 night or 5-night stay under their Gold or Silver Packages and get over 50% off your stay.

Ray Caye Island Resort – Private Island 

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With nearly a mile of private shoreline and a limited number of guests at any time, Ray Caye Island Resort is easy to play, explore, and relax in the Belize island lifestyle any way you want. Ray Caye is located 18 miles east of Placencia and is especially suited for a secluded and romantic honeymoon vacation. Come celebrate the art of island living with a year-round climate of sunshine, warm breezes, and clear Caribbean waters. Enjoy 20% rooms from now until June 2021.

Other Approved Gold Standard Hotels in Placencia

Those denoted with a ☆ are approved for reopening in Belize’s Tourism Safe Corridor on October 1st

Placencia Hotels, expected to open in November, who are in the process of completing Approved Gold Standard Recognition

Itz’ana  – Placencia 

We’re daydreaming of Southern Belize’s Itz’ana Resort where the reef meets the rainforest, and life meets luxury. Named after the Mayan god of day and night, Itz’ana evokes the absolute best of jungle and beach. From its carefully-curated cultural designs to its culinary adventures available on-site, and beyond.

Coral Caye – Private Island 

Photo Courtesy: Coral Caye

The private island escape of your dreams awaits at Coral Caye! Sheltered behind the world-famous Belize Barrier Reef, Coral Caye is a completely private island; yours alone for a romantic, restorative or adventurous getaway. However, just 25-minutes from Placencia takes you to this Coppola Hideaway’s coral-sand shore. Within, eco-conscious but decadent cabanas honor the once-fishing camp’s natural, local flavor.

Chabil Mar Villas – Placencia

Photo Courtesy: Chabil Mar

A contemporary Full-Service Luxury boutique beach resort. The Guest Exclusive Resort on the Placencia Peninsula, exceptionally located on the beach, the closest full-service resort to Placencia Village. An All-Villa resort, infused with local art, Belizean hardwoods, and décor, graced by an exquisite landscape of flora and fauna, inspired by the natural beauty of Belize. 12 years of award-winning service hotel, their passion for Belize cuisine, brought to you at Café Mar, “Restaurant at the Sea”, by Chef Daniel, and our enthusiasm for creating tailor-made authentic Belize vacations.

Brisa Oceano Resort

Nestled in the center of vibrant Placencia Village and a stone’s throw away from the emerald Caribbean waters, Brisa Oceano is a newly constructed condominium style resort. Designed to meet the highest standards in luxury and comfort, Following from your exquisitely furnished suite, walk barefoot right onto the sugar-textured beach of the Placencia Peninsula.

For a listing of all Gold Standard certified hotels by BTB, click here.

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